This is a special wedding in several regards. First, it is an Indian wedding, my emotionally vulnerable zone and a soft spot. 🙂 It is not easy to tell that it’s Indian by the bride’s and groom’s names, especially bride’s Russian name (there is sort of historic connection). Second, this wedding took place “some time ago”… Back then, I wasn’t publishing my artist’s cuts as the exclusive first look. I was waiting for clients to pick their favorites and only then process and publish them. Life events took this couple’s attention away for a number of years, until last month when we agreed that I would go ahead and choose my own favorites, according to the current studio practice which lets me unleash the excitement within a few weeks. So here they are, full of colors, dance, emotions, fun, and traditions, all draped by style and grandeur of no less than Gotham Hall and Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
As most traditional Indian weddings, the photography coverage was spread over three days for Mehndi in upstate NY, Sangeet at the Gotham Hall, and the wedding at the Mandarin Oriental, temporarily closing off the traffic at the Columbus Circle for Baraat procession. Lots of photos here so fix yourself a drink, sit back, and either enjoy the vibrant voyage down the memory lane if you were part of it, or emerge yourself in the world of ancient traditions, senses, dance, music, mystery, and love.